Institute to reduce dependency on foreign labour
SHAH ALAM: The MMC-Gamuda’s Tunnelling Training Academy (TTA) is expected to reduce the dependency on foreign labour.
Gamuda Engineering managing director Datuk Ubull Din Om said through the academy, manpower for megaprojects would also be met.
“Through the academy we can raise the productivity and skills of local workforce and this would eventually replace foreign workers with highly skilled locals,” he said at the MMC-Gamuda’s TTA graduation ceremony.
“Directly, our economy can be improved through the reduction of outflow of funds t r a n sferred by foreign workers and improve the current account deficit.”
He said the graduates would supp or t the initiative to ensure Malaysia becomes a high-income nation by 2020.
Yesterday, another 100 students graduated from TTA and received their employment letters.
These students would form part of the 1000 employees needed for MRT Line 2 (Sungai BulohSerdang-Putrajaya) construction.
The trainees ,of which one third were from Sabah and Sarawak, were also presented with their graduation scrolls by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan. They are expected to begin work in November.
Gamuda Bhd executive director. Datuk Azmi Mat Nor thanked all parties involved in the development of the academy and the trainees as this had allowed the trainees to support their families back at home.
Datuk Ubull Din Om